Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I first met Alexis Dyer (then Munoa) while singing jazz in college, and I think she's a real gem. My senior year, she kindly let me join her and her band, The Early Birds, for the weekly jazz night at Muse.  A couple months later, I hired her to sing at my wedding. Having her serenade our wedding celebration was such a gift and a memory that I cherish. You can listen to her first album here and see her fun film photos here

Alexis's husband, Andrew, is the Bass player for Parlor Hawk. (You might recognize the lead singer from an earlier My Better Half post!) He and his band are pre-selling their next album on Kickstarter, here. You can also watch it below the jump in this post along with Andrew's band profile here. Love it!

Thank you Alexis and Andrew for being a part of My Better Half!



ANDREW
1. Loves boats.
2. Loves salt water, but feels most at home in fresh water.
3. Learned guitar by learning every Pearl Jam song.

ALEXIS
1. Loves Corn Dogs.
2. Loves fresh water, but feels most at home in salt water.
3. Is planning on growing her hair to her belt-line.

THEIR STORY
A mutual friend knew Andrew and I were a match before we met. She introduced us at 18 and our paths didn't cross for 5 years. But when we finally got together, everyone knew before we did.

We walked the streets of San Francisco on New Year's Eve and imagined our lives together. A life of art, ocean, carne asada, boats, travel, rock, film photography, jazz, fog, dancing, good food and babies! We kissed at the fisherman's chapel on the edge of the docks while the sunset burned in the sky. As the clock struck midnight at the Mars Volta NYE show, we knew it would be forever.

Now we are living the dream! A little house full of art, days full of music, and a whirling tornado of a 1.5 year-old son. Every time Andrew is on stage playing that bass, I get a 6th grade-girl-type crush on him. He is my better half. These days we dream of being a family in a bus. Traveling the world with Parlor Hawk, teaching our little guy about everything that makes life wonderful, and someday owning a dachshund farm.

Thank you Alexis and Andrew for being a part of My Better Half!

Photographs by Kristopher Orr.

Cute outtakes and Parlor Hawk video after the jump!





Meet Andrew Dyer from Parlor Hawk on Vimeo.

27 comments:

  1. Alexis and Andrew are both so amazing, gorgeous and talented! I am so happy to see them on your blog!

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  2. you both sound amazing! and how sweet you 'knew' at a mars volta show!

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  3. the most darling people in the history of darling people!

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  4. love this! what an incredibly sweet story and life. cute child bonus too!

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  5. i love this series so much. these two are so cute!

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  6. I'm with you Alexis. I want to grow my hair out to my belt line too except it will take more longer than it will you!

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  7. So cute! They both sound like amazing, talented people!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  8. Adorable. What a magical story.

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  9. you already know that your photography is so great!
    and i love to follow this blog, because i'm always learning something!
    Thank you so much

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  11. I wonder when you'll feature a gay couple... :) Love the series, it always lights up my day!

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  12. I love this series. Your blog is so beautiful. It's a great way to find bloggers with great stories to tell.

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  13. Love this! She is gorgeous. New to your blog but definitely a fan and follower.

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  14. This is so romantic! I too dream of traveling the world with a little family and learning all the while. What a happy, gorgeous family!

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  15. what a cute couple. and toddler.

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  16. Aaawww such a lovely family ♥

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  17. Adorable. The best. As usual. ;)

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  18. I legitimately just spent an hour reading though "my better half" posts in this, the crux of finals week. I'm thoroughly impressed by your network of accomplished and fashionable friends. So addicting.

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  19. I love these series! i always enjoy them

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  20. How do I participate on one of this?

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  21. I'm so glad to have found my way back here to your space. I love this My Better Half series-- so fun and lighthearted!

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  22. Is that an MSU hat I spy... I'm a grad and am always on the lookout for fellow Spartans :-) Don't see many down south.

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